MSK has been absolutely amazing for all 3 of our children. The staff and teachers are incredibly friendly, engaging and nurturing educators. They take the time to know each child and their families and were able to individualize the environment and curriculum for each child.
Our kids were extremely excited to attend school every single day. They love attending MSK each and every day and continuously share stories with us about the fun, adventures and learning that they have experienced; reinforced by the photos and stories that the school continuously shared by Enza’s wonderful staff. Sending our kids to MSK has been one of the best decisions we have ever made and we couldn’t speak more highly of this wonderful school.
Appreciative Casa Yellow Parent
I'm honoured to write on behalf of the Montessori School in Kleinburg (MSK), an educational canvas of young minds, seasoned compassion, and a curiosity that never grows old. My daughter has been attending the school for three years. Each day she comes home with a smile on her face, bursting to share her highlights of the day and teach me something new in the process.
The level of dedication, enthusiasm, and genuine care for each child and family is evident and appreciated. There is a visceral understanding of the need to support learning in both concrete and abstract terms - and to embrace the natural desire to learn.
I would not hesitate to recommend MSK to anyone seeking a supportive educational platform for young minds. Faculty and staff alike understand the value of partnering in education and are wholeheartedly committed to building our leaders of tomorrow.
My name is Diana Valler and I am one of many proud parents of a MSK student. MSK is the landmark of excellence in Montessori school system! When our son turned 2, we started looking for an educational place for him and, like every parent, we wanted the best of the best. More so, coming from a family of teachers, we looked around and ‘interviewed’ lots of schools until we found the one and only MSK !
If you are looking for high-level educational standards combined with a true feeling that you are ‘at home’, completely loved and cared for, then MSK is the place to see!
The second you enter this wonderful building overlooking the Humber river in the beautiful Kleinburg, you would realize that for yourself! The teachers are extremely well-qualified educators who teach, inspire and care for all the children ! The staff is always there to support with a smile!
The environment, apart from being so welcoming and beautiful inside and outside, is conducive to learning and growth and development.
Our son transitioned seamlessly from Toddler to Casa and he is very happy every day. That happy that when the winter break came, he put his teachers’ picture by his bed to tell them “good night” every night as he was missing them during the vacation time. I think this is a huge testimony of the impact MSK has on our children’s growth and development.
If you want THE BEST, this is the place!
Together with my husband who is also a teacher himself, we wholeheartedly recommend MSK to any parent who would like their children to benefit from a fantastic empowering learning experience.
We love MSK!
Our son Jake started in the toddler program at MSK just shy of 2 years old. Like any parent, we felt anxious and nervous leaving our baby for the first time, however, the transition was a lot easier than expected...Jake loved the toddler classroom, the teachers made him feel safe and created a fun and ordered learning environment.
Fast forward 3 years and Jake is going to be graduating from the Casa program this year:)
To say that he's loved the experience thus far would be an understatement! My husband and I believe that the Montessori Platform has helped foster Jake into a conscientious student, one that is independent and curious. At MSK his interests are encouraged and this keeps him wanting to strive and excel in any task he's performing.
I'm confident that his next chapter in lower elementary at MSK will be just as enriched and continue to highlight his potential.
As parents you're happy when you're children are happy. To see Jake want to go to school and learn and play with the friends he's made over the years is a testament itself to MSK and it's staff.
Melissa Di Scola and Family
My son first started MSK in the toddler room and has moved onto his second year of the Casa program. When I first walked into the school my immediate impression was THIS IS IT and I'm very particular about who I trust with my children, their safety, their education, and their happiness. I'm proud to say that we will be continuing his Montessori education with MSK and will be enrolling our youngest in toddler. There are so many reasons for choosing a Montessori education for your child, but a key component is where they will receive this education. MSK is outstanding in every way. The staff, teachers, volunteers, and student body together make MSK the best educational environment for your child. MSK provides exceptional learning skills in a picturesque environment all while making your child feel loved and welcome. I love that MSK is like a family because that feeling is just as important to me as is my child's education. I cannot talk highly enough about the teachers and their dedication to your child's success, the insurmountable hard work of all the staff in keeping you up to date with weekly emails, and how happy I feel when I see each and every person at MSK acknowledge my son on a personal level. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the MSK family and would highly recommend this school to any parent.
One of the best decisions we made as parents are sending our daughter to MSK. My daughter joined the toddler program when she was 19 months, and I can’t say enough about the Montessori program. While in the toddler program, a strong emphasis is placed on developing sensory, motor and social skills. These skills, with the help of the wonderful educators, helped Lauren to become a more confident and independent learner. Shortly after, my daughter moved to the CASA program, and the program has been instrumental to my daughter’s overall development. At 3 ½, she is now reading sight words, which to me, is a success story. With repetition, routine and continued positive reinforcement, she is accomplishing things I thought would happen at a later age. I am so pleased to have collaborated with MSK. Partnering up with MSK was the best decision we made when it comes to my daughter's education and success.
I cannot say enough great things about the solid academic foundation this authentic Montessori school provides. I credit the teachers with preparing my son to be an engaged, self-motivated learner who partakes in in-depth studies and learn complex concepts. This school provides a structured learning environment that is safe and nurturing. The teachers focus on your child and their level of development and expand on it.
Mrs. Amanda and Mrs. Ritu demonstrate levels of passion and professionalism that I rarely see in the education or the business world. They are very kind, courteous, respectful, and very well-educated themselves. They work tirelessly to set ideal examples for the children of how people should behave and cooperate together. This is a very important detail that somehow, especially in non-Montessori environments, can, unfortunately, be overlooked. In addition to the great teachers, the communication from the administration to the parents is outstanding.
The depth and breadth of knowledge that these students acquire and retain with this hands-on individualized method of teaching is truly remarkable. I am so grateful to this school for providing my son with the skills and confidence that he can take risks, make mistakes, learn from them, move on and flourish!
It is a pleasure to see a four-year-old wake up on school days and be excited about going to school! I am happy with his advancements in academics and social skills. The combination of the Montessori teaching philosophy, outstanding teachers and supportive parents makes MSK an ideal place to nurture young minds.
After visiting a number of local Montessori schools I knew hands down that MSK was the place for my daughter. 12 years and 2 more kids, here I am...I was the parent that was staying for the Casa Program and moving on. Well, I did move on it just happened to be to both our Lower Elementary program and then later on to Upper Elementary (my oldest daughter graduated from 6th grade 3 years ago and my second child will be graduating in the spring). All three of my children (14, 12 and 7) have flourished under the careful guidance of the dedicated teachers that we have at MSK. We have been so impressed with how the Montessori teaching methods have enhanced our children's interests while exposing them to a variety of fundamental life skills. They are self-confident, caring individuals who have a strong sense of who they are while recognizing the importance of mutual respect. I believe that their experience at MSK has provided them with the foundation for a positive attitude towards learning, and the necessary tools required to be self-motivated independent thinkers. If a superior educational experience is what you are looking for, then search no further, MSK is the place for you!
The Rand Family
We joined MSK about three years ago and have had the pleasure of witnessing the benefits of a quality, authentic Montessori education first-hand. Our son started in Casa and next year will be moving into MSK’s Lower Elementary program. Our daughter recently moved from Toddler into MSK’s Casa program. Both of our children are flourishing and have developed a passion and natural enthusiasm for learning. This is in large part due to MSK’s fantastic environment and wonderful staff who have a sincere dedication to teaching and working with each child as an individual. We can say with confidence that MSK was one of the best decisions we’ve made for our children, providing a solid foundation that will prove invaluable to them not only as children but as adults.
This is my first year at MSK and I find myself always talking good about this school. I often say "it's like a family" or "they're so neutering." Making the decision of what school to send your child to, is a huge one!! For me, my daughter is extremely shy and very attached to me so it made it even harder. Having a school like MSK makes me feel so comfortable when I drop her off, knowing she doesn't express her feelings at all to anyone other than me or my husband. She has learned so much in the first year, I'm amazed! I give all the credit to her amazing teachers and the entire staff for having such a calm and focused education environment in the school at all times!
Tasleem and Yaseen
I have wanted to send this email since the night of the PT conferences. I worked in the ER that night and unfortunately didn't have a quiet moment to compose my thoughts. Here they are now, tardy but hopefully just as impactful.
I left our PT conference beaming with pride. I was delighted to hear that Khalil was excelling in his academic responsibilities and equally happy to know that he was an active and respectful member of the social community that is Casa Blue. While driving home through my mood acutely shifted to one of embarrassment at the realization that I hadn't thanked you and recognized you for your contribution to Khalil's progress.
Khalil has thrived during his time at MSK. A child's potential is only actualized when the opportunities to explore and interact with the world around him are maximized continually. Like his teachers, you spend the most time with him. It is your belief in the potential of each child to excel that allows each child to come close to that realization in the first place.
When I first learned that Montessori schools teach children as little as 3 and 4 the names of the continents I remember rolling my eyes. I thought it was ingenious; a child can memorize anything without actually understanding it, and what a great way to market to adults that a child is learning - have them recite words that they aren't expected to know.
My experience at MSK has changed my perspective completely. When Khalil comes home with his own version of Monet's "water lilies" I was so humbled. I was first exposed to Monet in my grade 10 art class. I went to New York to visit the Barnes Exhibit and this event changed my life forever. A door was opened up to me, another way to view and experience the world. When Khalil came home a week or two later with his own version of a George Seurat I nearly fell off my chair. "Do you know how fortunate you are Khalil?" I asked.
Later that week he asked me what a molecule was and I did my best to explain. He asked me how a table and a person can both be made of molecules and yet be so different. I took him back to George Suerat. I reminded him how the tiniest specs of colored paint could be arranged in billions of combinations to create such different images in Suerat's paintings. Specs of paints, like molecules, can come together to create an entire universe of possibilities.
Khalil may only be 5 years old, and he may not truly understand the different genres of painting across periods of time in history, but you are opening doors for him every day. Each of these offers him a different lens through which to view, understand, and ultimately interact with the world.
Thank you for investing so much time and faith in my son. Thank you for offering him increasing amounts of responsibility in the classroom so he may grow to be a contributing citizen of the world one day. Thank you for challenging him to recognize the difference between "producing work" and "producing his best work". Thank you for satiating his unending hunger for books so he may learn, learn more, and be humbled one day by the opportunities his education will offer him.
Michelle & Domenic Albanese, The Ideal Environment
Choosing the ideal environment for our son’s early educational development was important to us as parents. We explored many different options available to us, however after meeting with Mrs. Vincenza Marzano of Montessori School in Kleinburg (MSK) we quickly came to realize that the Montessori method of learning would be the most rewarding, fulfilling and nurturing approach that promised to provide our son with a solid foundation for life-long learning.
An accredited member of The Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA), MSK has gone above and beyond providing our son with a distinct curriculum of learning that challenges and stimulates his unique course of development during his formative years. In the two years our son has attended MSK he has developed a strong sense of responsibility, independence, creativity, self-esteem, confidence, and respect. We have also witnessed a significant advancement in his cognitive and social skills as well as an improvement in his vocabulary. This is all a testament to the dedicated and professional staff at MSK who consistently apply Montessori teaching principles and genuinely and passionately care about their work and the children. The teachers are extremely attentive to every child’s needs and devoted to helping them grow and progress at their own pace. Our son’s casa teachers are very friendly and open to discussion at any time while frequently updating us on what he is learning in class and how he is progressing.
The classrooms are clean, well organized, and equipped with all the necessary educational materials required for them to excel. MSK even offers a delicious and very nutritious meal plan – a great convenience for working parents. In addition, the school is situated on a beautiful gated property with natural greenery and ample space for outdoor activity. MSK offers your child the opportunity to flourish while enjoying learning for the sake of learning!
Our overall experience at MSK has made us proud and honoured to be part of the MSK family. As parents who want the best for our children, we strongly recommend the MSK experience. Your child will receive an authentic form of education by a staff of highly qualified teachers in a safe, respectful and nurturing environment. Thank you MSK!
Rijad and Stephanie Cehajic, The Right Decision
With our oldest son's first year of school behind us, it was not a tough decision as to where he would go for his second year and where our youngest son would start his first.
Looking back at all the research we did and the time spent choosing a school for our sons to start their education, being nervous if we would ever find the perfect school, it has become extremely clear that we have made the right decision in choosing the Montessori School in Kleinburg.
From the moment we started the process the team at MSK was there for us, and were very open to the many questions nervous parents have. They made us feel very comfortable and enabled us to explore all of our concerns. The promises made to us by Mrs. Vincenza and her team have all come true. From safety and security to the communication we would expect from a top-notch school have all been perfect.
We see this and are reassured each and every day when our two boys come home with big smiles on their faces, and can’t stop talking about their school, their teachers and all of the great friends they have made. The teachers also understand that the parents are going through the learning process and offer all the support we need to maximize our son's schooling experience. We are truly enjoying how the Montessori process is bringing the BEST out of our boys.
Holly Rose Lorenzon, Former Student
In room 231 of De La Salle Oaklands College, I, Holly Rose Lorenzon, sit chin in hand. I appear to be dumbfounded by the equation on the board, but I am really in “reflection mode.” Mentally, I change the equation “2x= 4x (5)” to “HRL= MSK (5) + DLS (4).” Today I reflect on my journey and transition from my previous family at MSK, to the seemingly quaint De La Salle Community of which I proudly belong to today.
For five years, the Montessori School in Kleinburg had taught me, (in a progressive manner), double-digit multiplication on the flat bead frame, different aspects of drama, figurative language in poetry, and international languages. MSK, however, has given me more than academic accomplishments to be proud of. The Montessori Method of Education provides me with the fundamentals that allow me to embody my talents, gifts, and methods of thinking today. An example of this would be how MSK contributed to the community by supporting Sponsor Children (for example, Gladys Bezamera), and participating in the Terry Fox run and MS Read a Thon. These were influencial acts of true charity which simplified for me the dignity of the human person, and the importance of equality. Today, these two lessons combined with my Roman Catholic Religion have allowed me to remain with a humble and contrite heart, and to think of others before myself.
MSK has helped me shape my methods of thinking by placing an importance on family. In the morning program, we early risers ate breakfast and did arts and crafts together, and soon this had become a routine. (Let’s not forget the fact that Luigi and I drove Mrs. Mary to insanity with our constant arguing and simple solutions, because that’s what families are for!) I, to this day, thank Mrs. Mary for treating me as if I was her own daughter.
The involuntary duties that I had performed every day at MSK were the actions that allow me to stick with a thesis today. Every morning at MSK I had planned a daily work journal composed of five to eight goals for the day. I had always put math first on my list because it was the most challenging for me. Acts like these allowed me to see the importance of responsibility, self-discipline, time management, and steering away from lollygagging. Today I apply these skills in my everyday life to cope with my busy schedule. I continue to schedule my time to keep track of projects, tests, and exams.
Three years of practicing my cursive writing at MSK had finally granted me the privilege to use a pen for in-class work and projects. This act did not only implement the idea that practice makes perfect, but also the reality that we must work for what we desire. I have come to the realization today that opportunities do not flock to you, but you to them. You must develop a reasonable thesis, strive for excellence, and stay open-minded. MSK had helped me to do that on my first day of De La Salle, and will continue to do that for the rest of my life.
It wasn’t easy for me to make the transition from a non-denominational school to De La Salle; lead by a brother who is beautifully stringent in his Catholic ways. MSK, as you know, prides itself in teaching students about all religions and traditions. I was required to know a bit more about Catholicism for De La Salle, and the most Catholic instruction I had received prior to my enrollment was from Catechism classes and my parents. I was in no way prepared for the complexity of the Catholic religion, yet I somehow managed to adopt its customs and allow my soul to be subdued by the Lord (dramatic, but true).
The transition was also different because I had a locker, rotary, many male teachers, “lunch money,” a cafeteria, and new friends. Other than those things, which I quickly got used to, nothing else posed a problem for me. In fact, I soon found (and continue to find) many similarities between MSK and De La Salle. Some of these are the value of giving to others, striving for excellence, putting education first, planning time wisely, and treating your neighbours as yourself. I continue to use these today, and take pride in knowing that I first applied these rules at MSK, my first community and family.
As Greek mythology was a reflection of Greek and Roman culture, I am a reflection of MSK and De La Salle. Thus, I must say that my experiences at both MSK and De La Salle College (so far) have allowed me to convene my many aspirations, talents, and gifts into a logical explanation of who I am today. I thank MSK for teaching me the importance of academics, teamwork, giving to others, and friendship, as I will continue to value these virtues for the rest of my life.
HRL= MSK (5) + DLS (4)
Josie Lorenzon, Parent
I have been an MSK parent since the first day the school opened its doors in Sept. 2002. It is with pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation on behalf of MSK and all proud parents who have supported this school’s endeavors. My child is now in grade four and continues to thrive in an environment that nurtures her soul, mind, and spirit.
As an Educator myself, I can attest that MSK endeavors to exemplify the teachings of the greatest leaders of our time; teaching students important virtues and leadership skills that will prepare your child to become a contributing citizen in this society. The programs and specialties are taught and infused across curricula, making school work more relevant and applicable to the child. The school administration has a clear vision that has been repeatedly shared and communicated through special assemblies and special workshops that often occur at the school. As a parent in this community, I felt I have been included in the integration of goals and development which focus on my child. The school has offered many opportunities for parents to become more educated about the Montessori methods and more involved in all facets of the school program, extra-curricular and social elements. Further to this, staff and administration have an “open door” policy, making them approachable and keeping the lines of communication open between all stakeholders.
I am grateful that my daughter has had the opportunity to learn through Montessori principles and cover Ministry curriculum as well. She has become resourceful and skilled in research, culture, mathematics beyond curriculum expectations and most importantly, music. My daughter loves being at school and I could quote her response when asked what her favorite aspect about MSK is: “I love the work and my teachers”. This is not an unusual response coming from a Montessori-educated child. Wishing you well as you make your decision,
Lidia Beros, Teacher & Parent
MSK is a school that prides itself on quality education in a safe and nurturing environment for all its children. It is located on beautiful grounds for the children to explore and learn about their natural environment first hand. As a parent, the school gives me a piece of mind that my children will be well cared for and safe while in their care, which is very important to me.
MSK provides authentic Montessori education for my children. They have been a part of the school since 2004. They have gone through both the Casa and are currently within the Elementary programs. The use of the concrete materials while in the Casa program helped them visualize and conceptualize concepts and ideas easily. The ability to repeat materials helped to reinforce the concepts taught. Children are able to move freely within the classroom, with purpose. I truly love that the children also learn with and from each other on a regular basis. Lessons are given individually or in small groups to ensure that all children understand new ideas presented to them.
In the Elementary programs my children have learned and continue to work collaboratively with other students on a daily basis. They used the concrete Montessori material to learn concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, nouns, and verbs, just to name a few. It was a joy to come in and observe how they were able to set up their day and move throughout the classroom with reason; the knowledge of knowing what the expectations are and how to achieve them. They explored all areas of the curriculum through various means. They were given the choice of how they wanted to present their work to their peers. They learned how to work with others, as well as focus on their own work. MSK helped them to foster and nurture their independence so that they will grow up to be great members of society and be successful citizens.
As a teacher at MSK I have been given the chance to work with great teachers throughout my years. It is wonderful to be able to teach in multi-level classrooms, where the children not only learn from me, but also from their peers. At the same token, the classroom sizes are small enough to be able to work with all children on an individual basis. In the Elementary level at MSK children continue to work with both the material as well as pencil to paper; thereby preparing them academically for the future. I take pleasure in working alongside the parents to ensure that each child receives the proper tools in order for him/her to be most successful at MSK.
I am very delighted that I have chosen MSK for my children. I have watched them grow and succeed on so many levels and know that they will become strong, secure and independent adults, because of the foundation and education they received at MSK.
Sonja Beros, Student
Why I Love MSK: I love M.S.K because everyone there is very kind, starting with the teachers. All the teachers help us to learn new things every day, whether it’s Math, Language, Spelling or Geometry and they introduce us to new Montessori materials to help us expand our knowledge. The teachers at M.S.K. help us learn and discover new things such as figuring out the correct answer on our Math or Geometry. Mrs. Vincenza is also the best principal in the whole world. Any other Montessori school would be very lucky to have her as their principal, but I am glad that she is mine. Mrs. Vincenza lets us have fun while we learn.
I have made a lot of friends since I’ve come to M.S.K. They are all very kind, funny and of course fun. All my friends are great to work with. At recess we like to play games such as soccer. I love M.S.K. because they allow us to expand our mind. Everyone is there for a reason; the teachers are there to help us understand, the students are there to learn new and interesting things every day. I thank Mrs. Enza for creating such a wonderful school.
Romina Aulicino, Parent
I am pleased to share my experience at The Montessori School in Kleinburg (“MSK”) with existing and potential parents. The Montessori School in Kleinburg fosters an environment which motivates the child to develop a love and passion for learning. The teachers and administration always work together to make sure their students are enabled to excel at any presented tasks. It is a prepared, nurturing environment that makes the child very comfortable in their school surroundings and not intimidated.
I have had both my children enrolled in MSK Casa Program for the past three years. Furthermore, I have participated as a parent volunteer at MSK among what I have found to be confident, respectful, loving children and exceptional staff. From the moment I first contacted the school, I always felt welcomed with open arms, listening ears, and unbiased views. The staff and administration at MSK is one-of-a-kind. They all do an outstanding job with each and every student. They are hard-working and dedicated individuals. My children began the program as many first time students (and parents) do: timid and anxious. They have learned so much and have adapted to the Montessori environment without hesitation. They were always eager and willing to go to school. They have developed a love and passion to learn, and I attribute this to the MSK curriculum. They have become little adults with great self-esteem. Through the Casa Program, they have forged foundations in confidence, respect, and an eagerness for learning.
I am very happy with my choice. I am forever indebted to Mr. John and Mrs. Vincenza Marzano for running such a great organization. They are dedicated to providing our children with an experience that encompasses solid education, confidence, respect, and a lifelong passion for learning.
Romolo and Mary Magarelli, Parents
Romolo and I have been discussing and reviewing our children’s education for quite some time, and have come to the realization while speaking with friends and family that we have made an incredible decision enrolling all four of our children in the Montessori School in Kleinburg.
The personal attention that our children have received and the communication between the school and us as parents is like no other that we’ve encountered. As parents, we truly believe that we should be a part of our children’s education – not only at home, but with their everyday activities at school as well. We want to thank you both and the staff at the Montessori School in Kleinburg for completely involving us in our children’s days. Whether our children have good days or bad, we appreciate being informed and kept in the loop of their daily personalities.
As you know our oldest, who is in Grade 4 (Upper Elementary), has shown so much progress in the last two years that it leaves us utterly speechless to try and explain all the new achievements we have seen her accomplish. Our second child, who is in Grade 1 (Lower Elementary) has grown, matured and amazes us daily with what he learns and is able to retain. Our third child, in the Casa Blue class at only 4 years old is reading fluently to our amazement! Our youngest at 2 ½ years old (Casa Yellow) is so happy and excited about being at school and being with friends. Also, just being in the same environment as her siblings, she has improved her actions, discipline and her understanding of rules and communication.
We think that as parents we often don’t spend enough time giving people credit when it is due. This letter is just a simple thank you for making a difference in not only our children’s lives but in our lives as well. By helping mold, shape and teaching our children we can only hope that they take home the fundamentals of life and the love and laughter that is often shared at this wonderful school by yourselves and your truly amazing staff.
Anna Commisso, Parent
I am writing this reference letter to share the joys and excitement of what it’s like to be a part of MSK and to have my children attend this school. My children have been attending for almost 3 years and love every moment they spend there. They have the utmost respect for all their teachers and care deeply for them.
The general atmosphere around MSK on a daily basis is comparable to a beautiful spring morning where children are joyous and laughter fills the air.
MSK has by far one of the best team of “elite” and “cream of the crop” teachers around. It is indescribable what lengths they will go to ensure all their goals and achievements have been met and the children are content. They are part of the accredited society of achievers and all have a proven track record.
My children have been taught an array of skills including languages, team building, organizational management, time management, music, etc. … all attributes that will help make them very well rounded individuals and cultured in their growing years.
Jodi Drake, Parent
Dear Enza, I want to express my gratitude for all you and the entire team at MSK have done for our family. We are delighted to have been part of MSK for the past 4 years, and we look forward to the years to come.
For us, it is more than the educational standards and investment in our children’s future. While you offer these at the highest level, and we see how you are unleashing the potential in both Adam and Tommy – it is the whole environment of learning and love that has made the real difference for them, and for us.
Leaving each of them in your care daily, we have always been confident that they are in good hands, learning and growing as whole persons (their brains and their spirit). The relationships and variety of exposures have offered a broad range of experiences that have inspired each of them differently – as individuals. Your care and one on one approach has been valuable as we have gone through different stages, with your ongoing support and sincere interest in the well being of our children have helped us to determine best options for the children and for us. We value and respect all that you do at MSK.
Thank you for creating such a solid foundation for our children as they continue to grow, develop a love for learning, and build character in line with solid values.
Angela Fiorini, Parent
My two daughters are in lower elementary and lower casa – ages 6 and 4. My son will be starting this coming September. They have been attending MSK since the age of 2. Since then I have never questioned if there is any other school better for them than MSK. Both have learned a great deal since starting and have developed their creativity, curiosity, and confidence. My daughters are very unique and diverse from one another, having completely different interests and personalities. The Montessori Method has improved on their weaknesses while increasing their strengths. They have started reading at the age of 4, respectfully, and have gained a strong knowledge of mathematics, phonics, art and music.
There is a strong focus on physical activity which is a great advantage for our children in this day and age where sitting at desks and playing computer games is the norm. Yoga and music is offered during lunch break as well as art, choir, track and field and more are offered after school. During recess, they are encouraged to explore the beautiful natural landscape that surrounds MSK through such activities as nature walks and botanical discovery projects. Seasonal festivals are enjoyed in the great outdoors, such as Winterlude.
MSK believes in strong traditional work methods. It is not enough that they complete simple addition/subtraction; they are introduced to problem-solving and word solving which encourages children to think beyond the realms of what is traditionally expected. Children are encouraged to make their own choices which encourage independence and confidence. My younger daughter is much more active and easily distracted; the Montessori Method has slowly helped redirect her focus to encourage her development through activities that she enjoys doing.
The teachers are extremely devoted and professional, highly trained in the Montessori Method and present it in such a calm and clear way. Daily correspondence is made with the teachers updating their development and or weaknesses through an agenda. The Principal, Vincenza, is always available with our concerns. All children are expected to behave in a respectful and courteous way with one another that transcends to their everyday life away from the classroom. There is a great friendship amongst all of us here at MSK where many of us truly feel like family and are there for one another.
Mariangela Muia, Parent
In the last 18 months that we have been at MSK we have watched our daughter Maria blossom, more importantly, she has friendships that we know she will cherish forever. Not only has Maria developed such great friends, but we as parents have also developed great relationships with the parents at MSK.
I have to say we are lucky to be a part of MSK because we feel that we are all here with a common goal; to learn! Not only do we have you (Mrs. Vincenza) to go to for support, but we also have such wonderful SPECIAL GIFTED teachers who are approachable. We started at MSK with the thought that we were only going to enroll in the Casa Program, now seeing the results and accomplishments we know that we are here for the long term, and we are not looking back!
Thank you for making our time here enjoyable and WE look forward to a long-term relationship with the Staff at MSK.